A Good One: Cotto vs. Canelo

By The Fight Film Collector on November 20, 2015
A Good One: Cotto vs. Canelo
Cotto is among the best trained, most resourceful and experienced boxers active today.

Canelo has all the equipment a slugger could ask for, except for his lack of foot speed, which he’s going to need Saturday night…

I like both of these fighters and I’m glad to see this match finally happening. We all know the odds are with Canelo Alvarez due to youth, size and strength, which most often favor the winner. If forced to put down cash I would reluctantly go with Canelo. 

That said, I still like Miguel Cotto’s chances. He may be late into his career, but Cotto is still among the best trained, most resourceful and experienced boxers active today. His résumé is a showcase of quality opposition. Even in his few losing nights, he fought to the end and left the ring a champion at heart. 

But mileage matters in boxing. 

His last two bouts may or may not have given us a measure of where is on the curve, so we won’t know until the fight itself. Alvarez is still very young and building his career. In losing only to Floyd Mayweather, Alvarez, like all of Mayweather’s post-Hatton opponents, essentially got paid to take a master class and suffered no more damage than a bruised ego. 

Canelo has all the equipment a slugger could ask for, except for his lack of foot speed, which he’s going to need Saturday night. Cotto’s footwork has always been excellent. He is a smart, tactical puncher, who fights well in forward or reverse.

The only result on Saturday that would surprise me would be a dull fight.

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